There’s this thing my neighbor Julie and I do, and it kind of started as a joke. Last Fall, I baked too much of something fun and sent a bunch over to her family on this turkey plate. About a week later, I got the plate back with something equally fun. After a while, I … Continue reading Cookies Hold the Bridge
My sainted grandmother used to make a thing that was called sweet potato poon. It had marshmallows. That’s all I remember about it. That and the year she was NOT DRUNK, NOT DRUNK I TELL YOU and left it under the broiler until the marshmallows caught on fire. A few years ago, I went looking … Continue reading Poon With Marshmallows
I know you still have your fat pants on. But Advent is coming. I’m not rushing you. I have glad tidings: This year we have a whole week to get ready. None of this Thanksgiving on Thursday, Advent starts on Sunday madness. Seven days, sisters. Find your advent calendars. Or if–like me–you aren’t allowed to … Continue reading Emmanuel is Coming!
I’m all about celebrating holidays. And as most of you know, I really love Christmas. We do trees, hang lights, string garland, bake cookies, take Santa pictures, and I cry. I actually cry about how I love Christmas. And I love Easter. We’ve got eggs galore strewn about the house, along with bunnies, nests with … Continue reading I’m Boycotting the Leprechaun
The children went very still like robots powered down into sleep mode. The rest of the conversation happened under duress, a cross between “You aren’t in trouble” and “You WILL tell me”.